LAHORE: Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) MD Tariq Mahmood said on Thursday that the foundation had been promoting extracurricular activities across its partner schools.
The PEF MD made the remarks while speaking at a ceremony organised at the PEF office in connection with Pakistan Day. Certificates were distributed among students who had put together the best posters in this regard on the occasion. Mahmood said the foundation had been promoting extracurricular activities across partner schools to raise confident and forward-thinking students who would play a proactive role in national development. He said the PEF wanted to develop rising students as future leaders to steer the nation towards prosperity and development.
Mahmood said extracurricular activities allowed students to exploit talents that would otherwise remain dormant and excel in life. He said this was also beneficial for the society. Mahmood said PEF students had great potential. He said the foundation was trying its best to harness their abilities by fostering a conducive environment across schools. The PEF MD said the foundation not only provided education but also developed their personalities on positive lines. He said this would help them a great deal once they entered practical life. Mahmood said the students had exhibited great skill in putting together the posters. He said the passion with which they had done this was indicative of the great affection they had for the nation.
Mahmood said the PEF had also been building capacity of teachers employed across partner schools. He said this was being done to enable them to provide quality education and polish students. Later, Mahmood distributed certificates among winning students Abdul Qadir, Sufyan Ishtiaq and Fiza Ahsan for designing the best Pakistan Day posters. Students of various PEF partner schools, parents and teachers were present at the ceremony. Separately, a farewell was organised in honour of outgoing PEF Operations Deputy MD Tariq Rafiq at the foundation’s office. The function was hosted by Mahmood. The PEF MD and other officials praised the services rendered by Rafiq on the occasion. They said he had played a proactive role in the expansion of free education programmes and realising organisational goals.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 1st, 2016.